RANSOM, Ky. – Budget cuts aren’t the only thing taking a toll on the senior citizens facilities in Pike County. Thieves have added to the problems.
According to Board member Eugene Gibbs, he received a call in the early morning hours Tuesday of an attempted break in to one of the vans at the Blackberry / McCarr Senior Citizen Center.
When he arrived at the center and began to look around, he noticed the lock had also been cut off the door to the Community Center which is located next to the senior center on the same property.
The property is under video surveillance, so Mr. Gibbs decided to go to the senior center to look at the video. When he entered the porch area of the center he noticed one of the cameras had been removed. Upon further inspection it was discovered all six cameras on the premises had been cut down.
The thieves were gone by the time Gibbs and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) arrived on scene. There was no damage to the van or the community center building. However, Gibbs estimates the cost to replace the cameras will be between 600 and 700 dollars.
The incident is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call KSP Post 9 at (606) 433-7711. Callers will remain anonymous.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext 2278.